The Seedling logo is a registered trademark owned by European Bioplastics. It proves that a product is certified industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432.

When successfully certified, the product is compostable in an industrial composting plant under controlled conditions such as temperature, moisture and time frame – leaving nothing behind but water, biomass and CO2.

The Seedling logo may be featured only if the respective compostable product has been formally certified. The certification process is carried out by the independent certifiers DIN CERTCO (Germany) and TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium according to the certification scheme “Products made of industrially compostable materials”. The certification scheme is based on the European norm EN 13432.

These guidelines

  • explain how to apply the Seedling logo to a certified product,
  • give answers to frequently asked questions about the logo,
  • give recommendations for extended messaging around the logo.

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